it depend on how you load the external swf,
I was loading the movie by clicking on a button which was linked to the external movie.
To do this I:
Click on the button. In Behaviours - select Movieclip, Load external Movieclip, Entering the .swf file I want to load, selecting the root level.
This resulted in the button having the on Release Event and Load External Movieclip Action.
When I imported my external movie onto a page I was using: Progressive Download from Server, and a supplied Flash skin.
I now have to use a skin provided by the client and cannot get the buttons to function.
I am presumming that I add the custom skin to each external movie I load as before, but I cannot get the skin to display when I publish - I am adding the skin as skinname.swf?
How do I get the buttons to work?
This has me bamboozled!
if you load the movie to root, your current content on root are actually replaced.
i suggest you create an empty movie clip on your root, and load the external swf to that empty movie clip.
ggshow, I'm having the same problem. I'm loading my .swfs into a Loader component using the movieClipLoader class. I'd like the viewer to be able to play, pause and stop the external .swf.
I tried to download your example but it was gone...could you re-up it? thx!